ASSOCIATION OF ST. JOSEPH, (FOUNDED IN 1837)
"I cannot praise too much the admirable zeal of some of the members of the Congregation in maintaining and propagating the Association of Saint Joseph."
"It will be understood that hereafter all money proceeding from the Association of St. Joseph be sent to Brother Gregory, who will employ it exclusively for the benefit of the Novitiate of St. Joseph -- the primary object of these alms." Sorin: Letters, p.17
The Association of Saint Joseph was founded September, 1837.